Seminal L.A. scene-hopping celeb Perry Farrell (Jane'sAddiction/Porno for Pyros) recently stepped into BernieGrundman Mastering (Hollywood) to put the final touches on hislatest solo album, Song Yet To be Sung, which will bereleased June 19 on Virgin Records. Brian Gardner was into engineer along with mixing engineer Carmen Rizzo,programmer Brendan Hawkins and engineer GregCollins… Janet Jackson and producer DJQuick were hanging out at Skip Saylor Recording (LosAngeles) mixing and upcoming release for Virgin Records; engineerChris Puram and assistant Paul Smith were behindthe desk. Sony Music artist Gin-U-Wine also spent sometime tracking and mixing some new material with producers Damon& Greg, engineer Ian Blanch and assistantJaymz Hardy-Martin III. Dead and buried, but still movingunits: The latest Tupac album Until the End ofTime was also recently mixed at Skip Saylor by engineersClaudio Cueni and Keston Wright, with assistantsHardy-Martin III, Regula Merz, Jason Vescio and Smith.Long Beach Dub Allstars and producer MarshalGoodman mixed some new cuts for Dreamworks; Puram andHardy-Martin III were in to assist… Deana Carter andmastering engineer Steve Hall put the final touches on hernew album at Future Disc Systems (Hollywood)…The Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart steppedinto Tom Weir Recording Studio (North Hollywood) to recordthe song “My Eyes and My Heart Will Remain Forever”with producer/engineer/studio owner Tom Weir and assistantGreg Whiteside. The project was part of a commemorationfor the 60th anniversary of the Sacred Heart Retreat House. Also atTom Weir: Verve recording artist Mighty Jo Rodgers was intracking with Weir and engineer Justin Bell… Jazzmaster David Benoit was in Studio B at Ocean Way(Hollywood) recording his 23rd album with engineer Clark St.Germain… Mariah Carey and producer DanaChappelle tracked vocals for Carey's forthcoming album atWestlake Audio (Los Angeles). Guest artists on the albuminclude Ludacris, Da Brat and Xhibit.Kevin Guarnieri assisted on the sessions. LL CoolJ also tracked some new material at Westlake with engineerClaude Achille and assistant Cesar Ramirez…New band sub.bionic finished their new album You ILove at Extasy Recording Studios South (Hollywood).Ed Cherney mixed the project with additional engineeringby David Byrnes.
Dave Matthews stopped in at Indre Studios(Philadelphia) for two radio broadcasts, which included a soloacoustic performance. House engineer Michael Comstockengineered the session. Shawn Colvin also cruised intoIndre for some radio time, opting to bring her full band to promoteher new release Whole New You. Guest musicians includeddrummer Shawn Pelton of the Saturday Night LiveBand among others; Comstock again engineered the session…The Verve Pipe were in at Sound on Sound (NYC)recording and mixing a forthcoming project for RCA. ProducerAdam Schlesinger was at the helm with engineer ChrisShaw and assistant Bojan Dugich… The bandIn Between Blue camped out at Jolly RodgerRecording (Hoboken, NJ) to work on their latest album,Heterogene, for Orchard Records. The effort was producedby Mike Mazerella and engineered by DaveDominsih… Score Productions finished a full 5.1orchestral suite based on the ABC World News Tonight themeat Kampo Studios (NYC). Cynthia Danielsengineered the piece originally at Ocean Way (Nashville), and thenmixed the project on Kampo's SSL Axiom-MT.
Kansas stopped in at East Iris RecordingStudios (Nashville) to work on a forthcoming album for Sonywith producer/engineer Jeff Glixman and engineer KevinSzymanski.
Tom Waits was back at Prairie Sun Recording(Cotati, CA) cutting some new tracks for the new Debra Winger filmBig Bad Love. Engineer Oz Fritz was in on thesession with assistants Jeff Sloan and GeneCornelius. Also at Prairie Sun, jazz guitarist LarryCoryell, drummer Steve Smith (formerly of Journey),alto sax player Steve “The Count”Marcus and bassist Kai Eckhardt were cutting somenew tracks for a forthcoming Magna Carta release. The effort wasproduced by Smith with Mark “Mooka”Rennick engineering; second engineers on the projectincluded Cornelius, John Anaya, John Klose andRalph Patlan… L.A.-based producer/engineer ChrisFuhrman was up north at Mushroom Studios (Vancouver,BC) working with the Tokyo punk outfit Foul. The band wascutting their new album for the Japanese label King Records.
Sunrise Sound (Houston) recently upgraded their StudioA with the installation of a 72-input SSL 4000 G+ console and anintegrated 48 I/O Pro Tools system… RainstormStudios (Seattle) has moved into the former home of JungleStudio in downtown Seattle. Studio Pacifica designed thefive-year-old, 1,800-sqaure-foot facility.
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